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Fun, Casual Watercolor Workshop for All Ages: "Paint Like James"

Fun, Casual Watercolor Workshop for All Ages: "Paint Like James"

Join us at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society for two "Paint Like James" workshops. This continued programming is in conjunction with the Community Gallery exhibit, “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors.” In a casual atmosphere, Autistic Services Inc. Teaching Artist Dana Ranke will take children and all-age particpants on a colorful journey.

In two workshops, one geared more specifically towards children, and one for all ages (children at both must be accompanied by an adult), Autistic Services Teaching Artist Dana Ranke will offer inspiration and guidance through the creation of watercolor art. In addition to the hands-on painting activities, the Museum’s Program Manager, Tara Lyons, will take participants on a brief tour of the exhibit, which is also co-sponsored by Autistic Services Inc.

Materials are provided, and no experience is necessary. This is a fun and casual workshop.

Workshops:

Wednesday, September 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., for all ages.

Carrousel Chat: “Treasures from the Golden Age: West Coast Carousels”

Carrousel Chat: “Treasures from the Golden Age: West Coast Carousels”

Speaker: Eric Pahlke, Author

Thursday, September 8

12:00pm

Free

Local Publishing Company Looking for Aspiring Writers

Local Publishing Company Looking for Aspiring Writers

Founded by Buffalo native Mark Pogodzinski, No Frills Buffalo will consider works submitted in the fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, graphic novels, young adult and picture book categories. In the past year, No Frills has published three books by local writers: “Flashes and Specks,” a novel by Pogodzinski; “Diamonds in the Rough,” a compilation of short sports-related stories by West Seneca resident Joe Kirchmyer; and “How to Tame a Macker,” a children’s book written by Mark Privateer and illustrated by Nicole Haberer. Several more books by Western New York writers are currently in the works.

Visitors Marvel at Carousel Carvings on Exhibit

Visitors Marvel at Carousel Carvings on Exhibit

The miniature replica of the former Olcott Beach 1915 Herschell-Spillman Carousel was the most acclaimed item at the opening of the Charles Hunt Retrospective Exhibit Sunday at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca.

At the well-attended event, both young and old viewed the Carousel with wonder. Hunt explained the challenges he faced in the technicalities of making the “merry-go-round” functional. The fully functional 40-inch replica of the 1915 Herschell-Spillman carousel that was once popularly enjoyed during summer days at Olcott Beach on Lake Ontario took Hunt an entire two years to research, design and construct. Many learned historical facts as they enjoyed the up and down movement of the horses interspersed with pigs, dogs, zebras and decorative benches while the carousel went around.

School Break Series: Back to School!

School Break Series: Back to School!

Friday, September 2

School Break Series: Back to School!

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Included with paid admission ($5 adults; $4 seniors; $2.50 students ages 2 – 12)

Don’t let the end of summer get you down! Classes don’t start until Monday, so there’s still time for a fun afternoon at the Carrousel Museum. Join us for a variety of back-to-school themed crafts and activities that will make you excited about learning.

Great Performers, Enjoyable Ambiance at Lewiston Jazz Festival

Great Performers, Enjoyable Ambiance at Lewiston Jazz Festival

Jack Nicholson once said, "The blues and jazz will live forever ... so will the Delta and Big Easy." Well, it may be arguable about the Delta and Big Easy, but Nicholson is right about the blues and jazz.

Bring your jazziness, creativity and appetite to the 10th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27. The concerts are presented by the Town and Village of Lewiston and Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc.

"It's a very attractive event," said Sandy Hays Mies, executive director of the Lewiston Jazz Festival. "People have the opportunity to hear great performers and see the ambiance of Center Street."

"We have really gone all out this year with the lineup of artists, food and jewelry," said Carol Calato, chairwoman of the Lewiston Jazz Festival board of directors.

In addition to the 150 musicians and 40 performers, this year's event will offer two headliners instead of one.